What services are available to a senior who wants to remain in their own home but has some medical issues?

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You may still consider in home care, you can still get long term care (LTC) services with utmost comfort. Most agencies work with nurses and doctors to provide care to their clients. Most of the time, seniors prefer staying in their own home than to transfer to an ltc facility.

You never mentioned what kind of medical issue the senior is experiencing. If she/he requires advance medical supervision, then the only choice you have is to transfer her to a long term care facility that can provide appropriate care depending on her condition.
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PS: Personal caregivers also do bathing, medication reminders, some are qualified to give injections for diabetes, etc. You just have to check with the agency and see what they provide.
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Research nursing agencies in your area. They provide everything from RN visits to professional caregivers. Personal caregivers usually do very light housekeeping along with other duties your senior may need like errands, trips to the Dr.'s, etc (you'll be charged mileage for these trips). Usually there's a 2-hour minimum going all the way to live-in. You just decide what works best for you and your senior.
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Lots. Check with your local center for aging or senior center -- talk with their directors to understand your options from in-home services a few hours a week, housekeeping, companions, rides to appts or errands; see RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) which may operate in your area. Also, check out "Staying Put" keeping seniors in their home and communities -- there are many chaptors around the country and gaining a following with services such as those you are seeking. Your local church may also have a seniors helping seniors program, check with local college or university that might have college students seeking part time flexible employment to help the senior.

Of course, your senior has to be open to accepting assistance and trusting new people to help them remain independent in their home by being receptive to their help.

Good luck.
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